Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tasty Kitchen Inspiration

I have a new favorite place for recipes that I have to share - Skinnytaste.com. I can't remember now how I found it, but I'm guessing that it was Pinterest. The author, Gina, takes a lot of normal recipes and finds a way to make them healthier, and a lot of them are pretty simple too. Her profile says that she develops all of the recipes herself and takes her own photos, which are always super professional looking; I will never try a recipe that has no picture, so good food pics are definitely a must-have.
As an added bonus, she also tags her recipes as gluten free (along with vegetarian or low-carb) and lists both the old weight watcher points and the points based on the new system.
Below is a list of everything I have tried so far.  They have all been super yummy, and just have a fresh, healthy
  • Beef, Potato and Quinoa Soup: I love the idea of quinoa in a soup, and this was a fun alternative to the ones I usually make.
  • Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken: Matt nicknamed this "Chipotle at home." We have served it over rice, romain lettuce, or a combination of the two, depending on our mood.  It is simple and filling, and has definitely made the top 10 of our dinner rotation recipes.
  • Potato Leek Soup: I was nervous about this one since I had never cooked with leeks, and Matt is not an onion fan. But this soup just came out rich and savory, not too leek-y at all.
  • BLT Lettuce Wraps: This isn't much as far as recipes go, but is a great idea for a way to do a sandwich-ish thing gluten free. I used low fat ranch dressing instead of mayo since I had it in the fridge, which was a fun twist.

Technically the site is a blog, so subscribe or add her to your Google Reader to get new stuff when she posts it. The pictures alone will inspire you to get in the kitchen.


  1. I have tried a few recipes from that Skinnytaste.com blog and they have all been really good. Thanks for the idea.

    1. Oh good! Are there any recipes that stand out that you liked a lot?

  2. I liked the escarole soup with turkey meatballs and the chicken rollatini with spinach and parmesan.